ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
(i) Recognise some key personal words. E.g.
Their country of origin, their address.
(ii) Recognise some common words and symbols that occur more frequently than others in texts.
(iii) Apply strategies that help in the recognition of high-frequency whole words, including: association with words in English and other languages, association with signs and symbols used in other languages and cultures
(iv) Understand and recognise the use of in, out, off and down on signs

This is a basic matching activity for learners. After teaching vocabulary of the family (son, mum, etc) this activity can be used to match pictures of family members to the correct word.

Level
E1
M8
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Rs/E2.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
AL Rw/E1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

Cat prepositions is a lovely set of worksheets, flashcards and word cards (to make sentences) on prepositions of place – based on an interactive exercise at http://inglesalagon.iespana.es/ejercicios/prepositions_of_place_1.htm

Level
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

Written to accompany the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (which can be adapted and used to teach adults). All the words are based on phase 2 of the scheme (available free – for details see attached teaching notes or visit http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).
Please also see Margaret Adam’s High Frequency Words (below) which focuses on the 100 most frequent words used in the same reading scheme.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

A set of two resources:
PPT with audio, so you can leave students pressing the left button and repeating the words, while you attend to others. 13 different objects such as pen, stapler, ruler, etc. are covered.
Classroom equipment cards
These cards show some items of vocabulary for equipment which could be requested in class. 12 different objects such as calculator, pencil case, rubber, etc. are included. Cards can be used with or without the words attached – see ideas below.
Picture cards only:

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.2b
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
Context
Education

Jingle Bells is great for sentence and word level reading for Milestone 8- Entry 1 ESOL and Literacy learners.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rs/M8.1
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Silent Night is great for sentence and word level reading for Milestone 8- Entry 1 ESOL and Literacy learners. Please note the words are taken from ‘Songs of Fellowship’.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rs/M8.1
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

An ideal end of year or summer activity for beginning readers (ESOL or Lit). 9 illustrated bingo boards plus checklist.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rw/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a